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Dec 10, 2013 9:00am PST
story including robyn curnow who was at the nelson mandela memorial service. now outside the home. i want to focus on the emotions here because it was incredible to watch. a lot of people here at least east coast time got up at 3:00 and 4:00 in the morning to see this historic occasion. you were there on the ground. give us a sense what that was like. >> i was speaking to christiane amanpour when we were watching at one point and both of us who obviously covered a few stories in our time looked at each other and just said wow. it was an honor being there. there were times when you just had to say, let's watch this and let it all sink in. there was the singing, thattent chanting, that sense of people coming together. there were prayers. there were the speeches. some of them slightly long winded and boring i think for the crowd. a lot of the sound system wasn't ta good so you couldn't hear some of the speeches. but i don't think the crowd seemed to mind. you know, there was a sense of people just happy to be there. it was pouring with rain half the time, too. that didn't take away from
Dec 9, 2013 9:00am PST
period for nelson mandela, and the world's focus on south africa unwavering. >> and that is how it is done. there is sadness mixed also with celebration. you see the dancers there as mourners flock to mandela's home in johannesburg. people of all different faiths, races, backgrounds together paying tribute to the icon who reshaped the country and really became a global symbol of peace. the diversity of the crowds a testament to what he accomplished in that once bitterly segregate the society. >> leaders from around the world as we said at the top of the program, also starting to converge on south africa. you see there president and mrs. obama boarding air force one. they took off from andrews air force base in maryland. several hours ago now. they're well on their way and former president george w. bush and his wife and former first lady laura bush are en route to johannesburg. >> tomorrow when the official memorial service is going to take place, it's the city's soccer stadium. we want to go live to robin ker now outside of the mandela home. set the scene for us, the mood. this is da
Dec 6, 2013 9:00am PST
. >> nelson mandela, speaking after his release from 27 years in prison in south africa. his conviction, his courage changed the world. mr. mandela went from freedom fighter to political prisoner to president. >> his message of reconciliat n reconciliation, not vengeance, inspired people everywhere after he negotiated a peaceful end to the brutal segregation of black south africans and forgiveness for what the white government had done, oppressed them and imprisoned him. today, the world is remembering ali con. >> nelson mandela. nelson mandela. ♪ >> in south africa, the grieving and mourning are mixed with songs and celebration. for the man affectionately known by his clan name madibmadiba. remembering the life and legacy of any son mandela. i'm suzanne malveaux. >> i'm michael holmes. thanks for your company. it is interesting how much of a celebration it has been. there is the mourning. there were tears tonight. today it's been singing and dancing, people celebrating the life. >> he seems to have an impact on just about everyone. people around the world are reacting. we
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